At the recent Bond County Board meeting, the board asked Bond County Highway Engineer Doug DeLong to reprioritize the road construction schedule.  The Jamestown Road and Sorento Road projects are yet to be completed.  Sorento Village President Ed Wallace was present at the Bond County Board meeting and suggested the 1/3 mile stretch of road associated with the Sorento project be finished first.  Board member Tom DeVore said he thought the Sorento project should be completed first as he felt the board was contractually obligated to do so.  The Jamestown Road project involves approximately two miles of road.  Neither project poses any danger to the community and both projects will be completed within the next ten years.  The board voted to finish the Sorento project first.  DeLong will inform IDOT of the board’s decision when he meets with them November 10.


The Mascoutah Police Department released information about an endangered runaway teen.  Tamaira M. Pointer, age 15, was last seen after school Friday, November 4.  She has run away in the past and has been known to travel to North St. Louis. Tamaira is described as a 15 year-old African-American female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 160 lb. with no tattoos or scars.  She was last seen wearing a black and gray sweater, black leggings, and a black waist-length leather coat. If you have any information about Tamaira, please contact Detective Jared Lambert at 618-566-2976, extension 111.


The Greenville City Council will meet tonight at 7:30 at the municipal building.  The council will discuss a resolution in support of a Character Education Leadership Development program for Bond County Unit #2 school district. The agenda also includes electric utility aggregation, engineering proposals for three water main projects, sewer line repair, brush grinding, and wastewater equipment repair. The council will discuss a municipal utility tax and will determine the tax levy discussed in last month’s meeting. Appointments to boards and commissions and an executive session complete the agenda.

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Average October 2011 rainfall in Greenville was about an inch below average at 2.5 inches.  The average over the past 44 years is 3.6 inches.  The most rain in October was just two years ago in 2009 when Greenville received 12.98 inches.  The least was in 1985 at six tenths of an inch.  In October 1993 we also got two inches of snow in October. 


Greenville Regional Hospital is hosting a CICBC blood drive Thursday, November 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3253.  Walk-ins are welcome.


Steven J. Eisenbarth

Steven J. Eisenbarth, age 57, of Vandalia, passed away Saturday, November 5 at his home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia.  Burial will be in Daniels Cemetery in rural Vandalia with honors by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.  Friends may call Thursday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church Parish Hall and Friday, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. at the Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Memorials are suggested to Mother of Dolors Catholic Church or Fayette County Relay for Life.

Linda Essington

Linda Essington, age 63, of Breese, passed away Monday, November 7 at her residence.  A memorial service will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Carlyle.  Friends may call Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Lawrence G. Robben

Lawrence G. Robben, age 92, of Breese, passed away Friday, November 4 at Breese Nursing Home.   A memorial Mass will be Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Friends may call Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Mater Dei Foundation.  The Hempen Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Hoffman

Wayne Hoffman, age 86, of Keyesport, passed away Sunday, November 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Wisetown Baptist Church, Bond County Food Pantry, or the donor's choice.

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